Are there one-night stands in the spiritual world?

Unfortunately yes. But God goes to great lengths to minimize this bad behavior, starting with people’s particular education on earth. To understand God’s strategy in this matter we must first grasp that there is a big difference between one-night stands on earth and those that take place in the spiritual realm.

On earth, one-night stands involve physical sex—then the departure between the two participants. In the spiritual world, a one-night stand involves a more profound type of coitus and separation. Because humans have both a physical and spiritual reality they can have one-night stands in each realm.

The human spirit consists of the qualities of one’s heart and mind. Therefore, the information that we desire most represents that which we most eagerly hop into bed with. (We instinctively know this to be true when we utter words like “Politics makes strange bedfellows.”)

However, in the spiritual world everything is oriented to God (or against God). Those on earth who listen to God’s teachings then reject them—as soon as they cramp one’s style—actually participate in spiritual one-night stands. Since this has horrible consequences for a soul’s eternal well-being, God limits the spiritual knowledge some people are exposed to for their own protection (what a person doesn’t know can’t be screwed with).

Yes, God is guilty of dumbing-down the human race—especially concerning Sacred Scripture. What is not generally known is that God’s Holy Word contains three distinct levels of meaning. On the lowest level, Scripture contains a literal level of meaning. Above this, all the narratives in Scripture contain a spiritual message embracing deeper details concerning salvation. At the highest level, every story in Scripture refers to the Lord God’s glorification and process by which He united His Divine Essence (Jehovah) with His Human nature (Son) while living in the world.

If this divine information is shared too prematurely with the world, it could lead to too many one-night stands with God’s deepest secrets of faith—and their ultimate rejection. The Holy Scriptures warn against spiritual one-night stands in the Old Testament story of King Abimelech commanding his people not to “lightly lay” with Abraham’s “woman,” then later, Isaac’s “woman.” These warnings symbolize (on a spiritual level) that God’s deeper truths are not to be adulterated and profaned, and therefore, many are withheld from learning such things and wisely spared from engaging in something that would amount to spiritual perversion.

Good grief! I hope you didn’t stumble onto this blog by mistake. If you did, please accept my apologies, and leave before I reveal more things to you!


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EDWARD F. SYLVIA, M.T.S. Philosopher/Theologian Edward F. Sylvia attended the School of Visual Arts in New York and received his Master of Theological Studies at the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, CA and a Certificate of Swedenborgian Studies from the Swedenborgian House of Studies. He is a member of the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences (C.T.N.S.) and the Swedenborg Scientific Association (S.S.A.). Award-winning author of "Sermon From the Compost Pile: Seven Steps Toward Creating An Inner Garden" and "Proving God," which fulfills a continuing vision that God’s fingerprints of love can be found everywhere in the manifest universe. His most recent book, "Swedenborg & Gurdjieff: The Missing Links" is an edgy collection of anti-intuitive essays for personal transformation that challenges and inspires. He has been a student of the ideas of both Emanuel Swedenborg and George I. Gurdjieff for over thirty years. Read more about TheGodGuy, his books and his ideas at
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